About the Author:

Brian Saylor is from Aberdeen, SD and graduated from Aberdeen Central High School. He went on to study music at Lee University in Cleveland, TN, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Administration through the University of Mary. 

Brian is an active member of the North Dakota Music Education Association and serves on their board as the Immediate Past-President of the organization. In this role he is involved in advocating for music education both in North Dakota and Washington DC. He also is an active member of the North Dakota American Choral Directors Association serving on their board as the R & S Chair for High School Choirs. 

Brian has a passion for music education. He believes that ALL students at all levels should have access to quality music instruction. He has been a tireless and consistent advocate for this and other music related issues.

At Bismarck High he is the director of 4 performing choirs including the Freshman Choir, Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, and Concert Choir. He is also the Director of Genesis Jazz Choir and New Generation Jazz Choir.


Brian has taught for 21 years at all levels. Beginning as an Elementary General Music Teacher, moving to Middle School Choir, and has completed 6 years as the Director of Choral Activities at Bismarck High School.


He is married to Becky and they have 2 children, Brady is 16 and Brianna is 11.

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